Local Musician Showcase!
In twenty days, the Tri-State Music Scene will be unleashing a sonic extravaganza at the V Club on 6th Avenue and 8th Street in Huntington.
The V Club will be hosting a collection of 14 musicians selected by the Tri-State Music Scene Blog. The event will raise money for charitable purposes.
Jordan Andrew Jefferson
The Bad Employees
The Red Velvet
The Demon Beat
Time and Distance
Time: about 5 p.m.-Til 3 a.m.
Cost: $10 at the door, special price for advance tickets--check back soon
Where: V Club, 8th St. and 6th Avenue, Huntington, WV
A Request: The kind folks at Route 60 Music in Barboursville have offered to sell us a few guitars at only their cost. We would like to use the proceeds from this show to donate a few guitars to a local music program, particularly school programs. If your group has a need for this, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who These Bands Are:
Blues Crossing is duo from Milton, WV who play very rootsy blues music. They will probably end up jamming with local folkster and guitar salesman, Paul Callicoat before his set kicks off. Cory Jackson, a Van Zandt-Dylan-Beatles-Josh Ritter devotee, will transition the folk sounds into the soulful John Mayer/Jack Johnson inspired tunes of Benji Taylor.
Jordan Andrew Jefferson will play a unique set of originals unlike anyone else in Huntington to welcome the catchy indie rock of Extragrump (formerly Fistfightwithgretchen) of Beckeley. Then comes the strange eccentricity of stoner rockers The Stops! followed by the electronic and disgruntled Bad Employees, who will hand the electronic rock torch off to Attack Flamingo.
Then we get two "The" bands. The Red Velvet get loud with a radio-friendly rock set that will be hard to follow. The Demon Beat will step to the challenge all the way from Shepherdstown, W.Va. with stripped down garage rock fresh from the vein of The Black Keys, The White Stripes and Kings of Leon.
Next is the punk rockers Sarasota, a loud, booze-fueled brand of grungy punk that has been bouncing about several Huntington venues lately. Then the sweeter pop-punk of Time and Distance from Charleston will take the stage before the final show.
Jeff Ellis, a NewSong competition winner and NPR Mountain Stage alum, will play his singer-songwriter jams, with possible accompaniment from other local musicians.
The lineup is looking great for the first in what we hope becomes a monthly showcase of local talent. Here are a few places to further interact with the show:
A Music Player of Local Musician Showcase Bands
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